Business Events Australia

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Under the Business Events Australia brand, Tourism Australia raises awareness and consideration of Australia’s quality business events product offering and delivery of both association and incentive events. Activity includes brand and content marketing, educational visits, trade engagement and events that allow the Australian business events industry to meet with qualified buyers to grow their business. Tourism Australia targets business events planners and decision makers with a focus on core international markets which represent the greatest return on investment including the United Kingdom and Europe. Our teams, based around the world, can help with inspiration and information to show you why…there’s nothing like Australia for business events. Contact Simon Gidman, Business Events Manager, UK/Europe at or +44 207 438 4633 and find out how we can help.

Tourism Australia via the Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) will provide assistance to secure new international business events for Australia. Managed by Tourism Australia’s dedicated business events unit, Business Events Australia (BEA), the program is designed to increase the success rate of bids for new and qualified international business events by offering financial support at the critical bidding stage of international business events. The BFP will provide planners considering Australia with a competitive advantage when bidding to secure high-value international business events. Applications for the BFP will open on 1 May 2018, with access to funds for successful applications available from 1 July 2018.

Speaker Bio: Simon Gidman


Simon has over 15 years experience in the business events industry working for leading destinations across the world including the convention bureaux of London, Britain and Australia. During that time he has advised with many different types of associations, businesses and agencies from small to large and national to global on how to make their events successful. Advice includes venue sourcing & logistics, itinerary creation, bidding, budgeting & delegate acquisition.